Mr. Jeremiah E. Beasley, Sr. - RICHMOND HILL - Mr. Jeremiah E. Beasley, Sr. (Jerry) was born in Savannah, GA, on August 29, 1934. Shortly after marrying his wife Jacqueline Tyson (Beasley) of 54 years, he relocated his family to Hillside, NJ. He worked for many years as a dietary cook and supervisor at Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove NJ, before retiring in 1995. Mr. Beasley was a very talented auto mechanic and worked as a part-time mechanic at a relative's auto repair shop, and he was also the ultimate handyman. Mr. Beasley enjoyed hobbies such as restoring old cars (he was a long-time Ford enthusiast), fishing, boating, reupholstering furniture, talking on his CB to CB'ers around the world, and challenging his children to foot races around the neighborhood. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Masons in Newark, NJ for several years during the late 1980's. In 1979, Mr. Beasley led his family to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, and all were baptized at First Baptist Church of Hillside NJ. While a long-time active member of the church, Mr. Beasley served as Chairman of the Trustee Board and also provided counseling to church members and friends. Mr. Beasley had a great love for people and he would always make time to help family, friends, and even strangers. He loved to have long conversations about cars, all things mechanical, his life experiences, and his Christian faith. After several years of retirement in Hillside, NJ, Mr. Beasley and his wife returned to their birthplace of Savannah, GA, where they settled in Richmond Hill, GA. Soon after returning to GA, Mr. Beasley and his wife became active members of Corinth Baptist Church in Richmond Hill, GA. He served as leader of the Prayer Chain, and was often called upon to pray during the service. Mr. Beasley was praised for his warm, heartfelt, and sincere prayers. He was also an active member of the Usher Board. Mr. Beasley enjoyed his final years by traveling, spending time with family members, and friends while continuing to enjoy the hobbies that he loved so much. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Beasley, and by his children: Gloria Lowe of Macon, GA, Karen Richardson of Irvington, NJ, Jeremiah Beasley, Jr. of Richmond Hill, GA, Mark Beasley of Elizabeth, NJ, Kenneth Beasley (Shannon) of Ellenwood, GA, Sonya Lennard (Richard) of Somerset, NJ; and by his sisters Zella Mae Richardson of Atlanta, GA and Mildred Foy of Jamaica, NY; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Richmond Hill Funeral Home, 8901 Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill, GA Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Corinth Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Hendricks officiating. Viewing will be from 10:00 am to commencement of service. Corinth Baptist Church is located at: 19536 Georgia Highway 144, Richmond Hill, GA Burial will promptly follow the service at: Magnolia Memorial Gardens, 5532 Silk Hope Road, Savannah, GA Richmond Hill Funeral Home www.coxrichmondhillfh.com PH: 912-756-7575 Savannah Morning News July 15, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
Richmond Hill Funeral Home - Richmond Hill
8901 Ford Ave. P.O. Box 999
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Published in Savannah Morning News from July 11 to July 15, 2014